These references are universities and independent research experts who have studied the effects of hospital relaxation video and music in terms of helping patients recover more quickly, enhancing pain management, reducing anxiety, and making patients more comfortable. These are valuable results for hospitals, staff and insurance companies.
This research shows that programs like Healing Films help patients on many levels and can minimize nursing care.
Clinical Trials Using Relaxation Response Techniques
Increased Comfort, Reduction in Anxiety and Adverse Consequences of Chemo, specifically patients showed decreases in nausea and anxiety during chemo. Vanderbilt University, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 1991 Aug; 59 (4): 518-25 U of Akron, U of Toledo, Oncology Nursing Forum, vol. 26., no. 1, 199.
Reduction in Length of Stay
Study at the University of California.
Reduced Blood Loss During Surgery
Study at the University of California.
Fewer Post Op Complications
Study at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Behavioral Medicine, volume 5, pages 111-117, 1989.
Decreased Use of Pain Medication
Study at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Volume 9, pages 316-324, 1989 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, J. Cardiovascular Surgery, 1997; 38: pp. 69-75.
Lowered Blood Pressure
Study at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, volume 9, pages 316-324, 1989.
Patients More Relaxed
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, J. Cardiovascular Surgery, 1997; 38: pp. 69-75.
Reduction in Visits to Physician and HMO
Study at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, The Clinical Journal of Pain, volume 2, pages 305-310, 1991 and Behavioral Medicine, volume 16, pages 165-173, 1990.
Substantial Back Pain Relief after Herniated Disc Surgery using a combination of relaxation imagery and sound healing
Study presented recently by Austrian researchers at the 10th World Congress on Pain.
American Music Therapy Association, the source for research, resources, and references in the field of music therapy. www.musictherapy.org
Relaxation and music to reduce post surgical pain Authors: Good M.; Stanton-Hicks M.; Grass J.A.; Anderson G.C.; Lai H-L.; Roykulcharoen V.; Adler P.A. Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 33, Number 2, January 2001, pp. 208-215(8): Relaxation and Music.
Music for sleep disturbance in the elderly J Holist Nurs. 1995 Sep;13(3):248-54: Music for Sleep.
Mornhinweg, G. C. (1992). Effects of music preference and selection on stress reduction. Journal of Holistic Nursing, Music and Stress.
National Institute of Nursing Research: http://www.nih.gov/ninrs-info/press/relaxation.html
Wallace KG. Analysis of recent literature concerning relaxation and imagery interventions for cancer pain. Cancer Nurs. 1997 Apr;20(2):79-87. Review: Relaxation Imagery.
Ellis, D. S., & Brighouse, G. (1952). Effects of music on respiration and heart rate. American Journal of Psychology, 65(39).
Building a 2020 Vision – Future Healthcare Environments, The Nuffield Trust.
Cirina C L. Effects of sedative music on patient preoperative anxiety, Today's OR Nurse, 1994 May-Jun, 16 pp15-18 Coughlan A. Music therapy in ICU, Nurs Times, 1994 Apr27-May3, 90 p35.
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Carpman J & Grant MA. Design That Cares – Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors. American Hospital Publishing.
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Ryman, L. (1995). Relaxation and visualization. In D. Rankin-Box (Ed.), The Nurses' Book of Complementary Therapies (pp. 141-148). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Alvin, J. (1978). Principles of music therapy. Physiotherapy, 64(3), 77-79.
» Beck, S. C. L. (1988). The effect of the therapeutic use of music on cancer related pain. Unpublished Ph.D.dissertation, The University of Utah.
» Chlan, L., & Tracy, M. F. (1999). Music therapy in critical care: indications and guidelines for intervention. Critical Care Nurse, 19(3), 35-41.
Seers, K., & Carroll, D. (1998). Relaxation techniques for acute pain management: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(3), 466-475.
Simpson, T., Lee, E. R., & Cameron, C. (1996). Patients' perceptions of environmental factors that disturb sleep after cardiac surgery. American Journal of Critical Care, 5, 173-181.
Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Duncan, K., & Schmitz, R. (1989). Effects of music in patients who had chronic cancer pain. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11, 296-307.
Stevensen C. Non-pharmacological aspects of acute pain management. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 1995 Jun;1(3):77-84.
Tusek DL, Cwynar R, Cosgrove DM. Effect of guided imagery on length of stay, pain and anxiety in cardiac surgery patients. J Cardiovasc Manag. 1999 Mar-Apr;10(2):22-8.